Safer than dialysis
Risk assessment is a major part of the txp team's evaluation process.
Only pts who are expected to survive at least 3 years should be transplanted, since that is 1 of the key measures used by the gov't to evaluate txp programs. Prolonged dialysis
, however, lowers the chance of doing well as pts age + become sicker. If a pt can't walk 1 block (or equivalent activity) pre-txp, survival is unlikely.